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Long range warp shuttle
Unit Run
Unknown; estimated 925 in service.
2358 - present
Length : 24.23 m
Beam : 15.98 m
Height : 3.67 m
Decks : 1
142.31 tons
15+; includes facilities for carrying troops
6 x Disruptors, total output 900 TeraWatts
2 x Photon torpedo launchers + 6 torpedoes
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 40,500 TeraJoules 
Light Duranium Double hull. 
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Normal Cruise : Unknown
Maximum Cruise : Unknown
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 9.6 (observed)
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 18
Torpedo Firepower : 10
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 20
Shield Strength : 15
Hull Armour : 5
Speed : 1,000
Combat Manoeuvrability : 19,000
Overall Strength Index
Grade 1
Expected Hull Life
15 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 1 year
Standard : 3 years
Major : None

Notes : This vessel has only recently been seen up close by the Federation, more because no serious effort has been put into learning about such a low priority craft than due to any great effort at secrecy on the part of the Romulans. The craft is approximately equal to a Federation Runabout in size and capability, although it is more biased toward long range transportation and so is considerably faster. The armament is on a par with the Danube class, with six Disruptors and a pair of photon torpedo tubes. One unusual feature of a vessel this size is the installation of a cloaking device.

These vessels are not produced in anything like the same numbers as the Federation Runabouts, even accounting for the smaller Romulan fleet. This has lead to some speculation that the vessels suffer from an undisclosed design fault, perhaps in the warp drive system. A more likely answer is that relatively high warp capability of this model makes it too expensive to be worth producing in very large quantities, and it is likely that the Romulans operate slower classes of shuttles - perhaps variants on this one - to make up the difference.

Last updated : 16th May 1999.
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